Kenneth Lustig is a Senior Advisor at Black Stone IP. He is a highly experienced operating executive with over 20 year of corporate leadership, M&A, private equity, and business development experience. From 2011 through 2014, Mr. Lustig was a Vice President at Intellectual Ventures (IV), overseeing Strategic Portfolio Monetization. Mr. Lustig led the team responsible for the development, management and monetization of a range of IV’s largest strategic IP portfolios, including the Kodak Digital Imaging patent portfolio. He was a member of the company’s Global Licensing leadership team, which was responsible for revenue generation across all the IV businesses. Mr. Lustig also oversaw IV’s Strategic Acquisitions and Investments Group and the Global Customer Engagement teams. Mr. Lustig spent more than 11 years at Microsoft, where he served most recently as the Managing Director of IP Investments and Acquisitions. He was head of the Content Guard venture (jointly owned with Time Warner and Technicolor), as well as responsible for some of Microsoft’s largest IP investments, licensing deals and patent litigation settlements. Mr. Lustig closed over $3 billion of transactions at Microsoft, including creating and overseeing a diversified IP investment portfolio and managing the Company’s inbound IP deal team. He spent several years leading part of Microsoft’s Corporate Development and Strategy Group focused on a range of sectors including global telecom, internet services, and emerging technologies. He was also a member of the Company’s Business Development leadership team, responsible for some of Microsoft’s largest partner engagements and business development initiatives. Preceding Microsoft, Mr. Lustig spent nine years as a global investment banker.
Mr. Lustig received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Finance from New York University.